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Podcast: The Warning Signs of Bipolar and Schizophrenia

 In general, people with mental illness aren’t perfectly fine one day and suddenly symptomatic the next. It often feels that way to people with bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia, but many of us in recovery realize that the warning signs were there all along.    SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you think there might be something wrong – that is a red flag.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Warning Bipolar Schizophrenia’’ Episode [1:00] March 30th is World Bipolar Day! ...
Tags: Psychology, Osama Bin Laden, Disorders, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, John, Kate, Van Gogh, St John, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Jekyll, Hyde, Gabe, St John s Wort

What It Means to Be a Mental Health Advocate—And How to Become One

Over the years, the stigma surrounding mental illness has significantly decreased. One of the biggest reasons? Mental health advocates. These are the individuals who tirelessly share their stories in all sorts of ways. They remind us that we’re not alone in our struggles—and there is real, tangible hope and healing. They shatter stereotypes and myths about mental illness, helping the public see that people with mental illness are just people. As Jennifer Marshall said, “By showing th...
Tags: Psychology, General, Youtube, Suicide, Love, Disorders, Self-help, Treatment, Policy and advocacy, Psychotherapy, North Carolina, Kennedy, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Inspiration & Hope, Marshall

Podcast: What Do We Really Mean by “Moral Character”?

 We’ve all heard the term “moral character” at some point in our lives, but what do we really mean by it? Are morals and character two different things? Is this something that exists only in the abstract, philosophical sense, or something that can be shown in everyday life? Our guest approaches these questions and more in this week’s episode. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Christian B. Miller is the ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Nazis, Rome, Cinnabon, Jewish, Vincent, Miller, Brain And Behavior, Ethics & Morality, Gabe Howard, University of Kansas, Vince, Gabe

Free Live Webinar: Who Are You Dating? Learning About Our Patterns

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) So, who have you been hanging out with lately? Think about the last person you dated. Have you been dating the same unhealthy type each and every time only packaged a little differently? Have you thought that this time it looks promising, only to be surprised when it didn’t work out again? Have you read every article you can find online about what you should look for next when choosing a date?...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Self-help, Dating, United States, New Jersey, South America, Breakups, Loneliness, Webinar, Relationship Advice, George Washington University, Gabe Howard, Heartbreak, Love Life

Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?

 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode ...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, New York City, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Schizophrenia, United States, House, Columbia University, Starbucks, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Mike, COLUMBUS Ohio, Gabe

Podcast: How to Break Habits – And Keep Them Broken

 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought lea...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, Habits, Mit, Mindfulness, Netflix, Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Vincent, Yale University, Gabe Howard, Brewer, Vince, Gabe

Podcast: Talking Suicide with a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Suicide is something that most people think they understand, but there are many misconceptions about it. We say it’s a serious problem, yet will mention it casually and insensitively in certain settings. In this episode, our hosts openly discuss suicide and their personal stories with trying to end their own lives.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I thought about suicide every day for as far back as I can remember.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Suicide’ Episode [1:00] Fra...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Europe, Supreme Court, Suicide, New York City, America, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Wal Mart, Gabe, Lori

Podcast: Improve Your Mental Health with Super Powers

 Life is tough. Life with mental illness is tougher. Life with mental illness on top of other conditions and life experiences can seem too tough. Today’s guest shares how she dealt with Tourette Syndrome, OCD, anxiety, depression, and many other things, by tapping into her own super powers. Perhaps you can, too. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Everyone has challenges but some people have more than oth...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Wales, America, Self-help, Anxiety, OCD, Nancy, Vincent, Tourette, Gabe Howard, Jekyll, Hyde, Vince, Brett

Podcast: What is Paranoia – Explained by a Bipolar and Schizophrenic.

 We often use actual mental illnesses to describe behaviors that don’t actually qualify. For example, if a friend thinks they failed a test, we might jokingly say, “Stop being paranoid.” But what is real paranoia? What does it feel like? What can be done about it? In this episode, Michelle talks about her life with, and without, paranoia.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I’ve never had a clear mind where I didn’t think someone, somewhere was talking bad about me.” – Michelle Hammer   ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Spotify, America, Schizophrenia, Marilyn Monroe, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, McDonald, Gabe, Sacagawea, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast

Podcast: How to Stay on Track to Make Lasting Change

 When it comes to making big changes in our lives, most of us fail. Oh, the change might stick for a while, but eventually we go back to our unchanged selves. Why is that? Why can’t we maintain change for the long-term? In this episode, you’ll learn different reasons for this, but even better, how to make the long-term changes stick. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Eric Zimmer is a dad, serial entrepre...
Tags: Psychology, Wales, Stanford, Columbus, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Eric, COLUMBUS Ohio, Gabe, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Vin, John Grohol, Cocoa Puffs, B J Fogg, BetterHelp, Eric Zimmer

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Get Triggered by a Movie

 We all realize that movies are fiction, but that doesn’t mean that we should take nothing seriously. When a movie makes a portrayal of an individual, for example, that’s full of racial stereotypes, we’re justified in saying that it isn’t okay.  It’s no different for portrayals of mental illness. In this episode, Gabe and Michelle discuss just such a portrayal in a movie that Michelle found highly offensive. Listen to see if you agree. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “This is just ano...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Hollywood, Dicks, Disney, Movie Review, Rebecca, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Netflix, Sarah, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Sarah She

Podcast: What is Schadenfreude?

 We’ve all experienced it – that feeling of smug happiness at another person’s misfortune. From someone slipping on a banana peel to a jerk receiving a dose of instant karma, there’s something satisfying about this strange emotion. Why is that? Are we living in an “Age of Schadenfreude”? Should we feel guilty about feeling it? And for crying out loud, how do we say it in English?  Listen in to find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, England, London, General, Wales, Happiness, America, Bbc, States, University of Oxford, Emotion, Vincent

Podcast: Host Has a Panic Attack Live While Recording

 Panic attacks have a way of popping up at the most inconvenient times – like when you are recording a podcast. In this episode, Gabe has a panic attack in front of the microphone and decides that the silver lining is showing listeners that even someone in recovery has symptoms. Listen in to this episode to learn about panic attacks and see if Gabe makes it out okay. (Spoiler alert: He’s fine.) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “We call ourselves recovered, but these symptoms don’t ent...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, New York, Bipolar, Ohio, Anxiety And Panic, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Howard, Lisa, Kendall, Gabe, Sam s Club, People s Court, Auntie Anne

Podcast: What to Do About Toxic Relationships

 Toxic relationships come in many forms. They can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, and more. Most of us, at one point or another, will find ourselves in one… perhaps with a romantic partner, possibly a friend, or even with a family member. Even good relationships can sour and turn toxic. So what do we do when we realize that we’re in such a relationship? Listen for some excellent advice and information. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Re...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bullying, Wales, Youtube, Relationships, Vincent, Toxic Relationships, Gaslighting, Gabe Howard, Vince, Katie, Santa Monica California, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol

Podcast: Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Valentine’s Day

 Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is experienced in different ways depending on your age, gender, or whether or not you are in a relationship. Not surprisingly, mental health status plays a role in the way this holiday is experienced, as well. Listen in as our hosts play the ever-popular Two Truths and a Lie to describe all they went through being depressed while dating. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “You don’t tell a girl, ‘Don’t take that pill.’” – Michelle Hammer   H...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Relationships, Alabama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Valentine, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Astoria, Johnny, Gabe

Podcast: Service Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals

Service animals have been around for a long time, and we’re all familiar with them. These are animals (usually dogs) trained to assist persons with disabilities of one sort or another. We’re also seeing today a lot of “emotional support” animals. A lot of them. This week’s guest explains the difference between them, how they are used, and some surprising laws (or lack thereof) pertaining to them. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Military, San Antonio, Vincent, Mental Health And Wellness, Gabe Howard, Stephanie, University of Texas, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol, Killeen Texas, Stephanie Taylor

Podcast: How to Tell Friends and Love Interests About Mental Illness

 A mental illness diagnosis doesn’t mean you can’t date or make new friends. It does mean – at some point — that you need to tell all the new people in your life that you’re living with depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or whatever your mental health concerns are. In this episode, our hosts discuss telling the new people in our lives about our health issues – including the people they’ve dated. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “I had this plan that the third date was the right time ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, Relationships, Friends, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Sainz, Kendall, Gabe, Reese, Michelle Michelle, Gabe Gabe

Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Wales, Depression, Afghanistan, Personality, David, Hawaii, Addiction, Recovery, Vincent, Wayne Dyer, Gabe Howard, Wayne, Vince

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Feelings of Loneliness

 While depression is a common mental health issue, it’s not even close to being the most common. Listen in to hear our hosts discuss how loneliness can make a person feel unwanted and uncared for – even if they are standing in a crowded room.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People think you can’t be lonely if you have people in your vicinity.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘loneliness’ Episode [0:30] Loneliness kills more people than depression. [3:30] Michelle explains l...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Tom Hanks, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Starbucks, Wilson, Motivation And Inspiration, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Gabe, Anne Marie, Michelle Michelle, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic

Podcast: Talking Parity and Advocacy with Patrick Kennedy

 Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy joins our hosts to talk about mental health and addiction parity, both at the federal and state levels. He shares information about new initiatives, and, designed to help consumers file appeals on their own, if they feel they’ve been wrongly denied coverage by their insurance companies. They speak candidly about the problems faced with regard to parity by those who live with mental health or addiction issues. And fin...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, General, Wales, Interview, Congress, California, Washington, America, New York Times, Iowa, Cigna, Policy and advocacy, Naacp, Edward

Podcast: Bizarre Questions Psychiatrists and Therapists Have Asked

 There is an assumption among many Americans that doctors are pretty darn smart and always know what they’re talking about. Psychiatrists work with the mentally ill, so they are certainly smarter than their patients. Because, after all, their patients are “crazy.” Right? In this episode, our hosts discuss all the times that psychiatrists and therapists didn’t live up to the hype – or stereotype.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “Therapists and psychiatrists. . . They don’t know everyt...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Obama, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Michael Jordan, Professional, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, King, Danny DeVito, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Leah Remini, Leah

Podcast: How to Let Go of Past Hurts

 It’s inevitable that we will suffer emotional pain as we go through life. Whether it’s from a death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or any number of other issues, sometimes the pain we experience becomes embedded to such a degree that we can’t seem to recover from it. We might dwell on past hurts to the point that it negatively affects our emotional health, preventing us from moving on and growing as we should. In this episode, we examine this kind of emotional baggage a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Grief And Loss, Vincent, Emotional Pain, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could have done more to succeed, but something stopped us. In this episode, our hosts discuss why people sabotage their own success and fess up to whether or not they are sabotaging their own.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People would rather fail because they didn’t try rather than fail because they weren’t good enough.” – Gabe Howard   ...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Nbc, New York City, Turkey, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Forbes, Olive Garden, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don

Podcast: How to Make the Transition to Adulthood Easier

 The transition from youth to adult is a difficult one for most people, filled with unexpected events and changes that we are ill-prepared for. Many find themselves seriously lacking not only the life skills needed, but also the psychological and emotional tools that would make this huge change easier. Our guest this week explains how we can use mindfulness to develop these tools and make adulting much less intimidating. Subscribe to Our Show! And Reme...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Wales, Los Angeles, Transition, Mindfulness, Ucla, Eta, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Johnny, Gabe, Vin

Free Webinar: Identifying Past Trauma Responsible for Current Distress

(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who registered.) Many adult survivors of childhood trauma go through life struggling with both the immediate as well as latent consequences of having been abused, mentally, physically, or sexually. The chaos and unpredictability characteristic of abuse occurring in childhood, especially by someone the adult survivor trusts can leave survivors deficient in their sense of trust, which is a critical component of ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Self-help, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Webinar, Mental Health And Wellness, Coping, Gabe Howard, Traumatic Experience, Bates Duford, Tarra Bates Duford, Family Matters Counseling Group PLLC

Habits That Help People with Bipolar Disorder Bolster Their Well-Being

Every morning Charita Cole Brown, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 21, wakes up around 7:30 a.m. She prays, meditates on Scripture and centers her mind. She journals (which she also does at night). Then, she showers and dresses for the day. Routine is vital for everyone’s well-being, but it’s especially essential for individuals with bipolar disorder. “Research shows that having a ‘rhythm’ to our daily and weekly activities promotes a stable mood,” said Cynthia Last, Ph.D, a...
Tags: Psychology, Sacramento, King, Gabe Howard, Don, Howard, Brown, Dougherty, BOCA RATON Fla, Bipolar Support Alliance, Karla Dougherty, Charita Cole Brown

Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Discuss Psychiatric Medications

 Psychiatric medication gets a bad rap when it isn’t deserved, while simultaneously being seen by some as the end-all treatment for people living with mental illness. Our hosts both need their prescribed medication to live well, and that makes people around them ask questions ― some of which are weirder than others. Tune in to this episode to hear what they have to say.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “It took me so much pride to get over that I needed psychiatric medication.” – Mi...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Abc, New York City, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Medication, Amtrak, Medications, Tupperware, Penn Station, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Rachel, Health Department

Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol

Podcast: New Year’s Resolutions from a Bipolar and a Schizophrenic

 Just because your living with mental illness, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in all the weird superstitious customs our society loves so much. In this episode our hosts discuss their hopes for the new year, the resolutions they made, and how to have a good 2019 in spite of living with bipolar or schizophrenia. Listen in now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “If you’re not going to keep your resolutions, don’t beat yourself up by making them!” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Bip...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Seltzer, New York City, America, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Pennsylvania, New Zealand, Steve Buscemi, Casio, Times Square, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don, Diet Coke

Podcast: What Are Cognitive Distortions?

   At some point or another, virtually everyone has fallen victim to cognitive distortions – lines of thinking that are based on things that are simply not true. This doesn’t mean to the level of conspiracy theories, but even the tiniest things. In this episode, Psych Central founder, Dr. John Grohol, explains many types of these distortions, as well as how to address them in order to improve our lives. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Vincent, Brain And Behavior, Cognitive Distortion, Memory And Perception, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy, Computers in Human Behavior

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